Consensual incestuous relations in Sweden from 1700

Project: Dissertation

Layman's description

In early modern Sweden a man and his wife´s sister were sentenced to death if it was established that they had engaged in sexual intercourse. The relationship was defined as incestuous since kinship by blood and kinship by marriage were treated equally according to Swedish law. I study the change of attitudes about incest in society since then.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2012/09/012016/12/31

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